Category: Politics

Jonathan Showe Argues To Lift The Embargo on Cuba

Jonathan Showe is one of the most traveled people to Cuba. He’s traveled to Cuba more than seventy times since 1998. We discuss the United States’ 50-year embargo of Cuba to determine if the embargo still makes sense in the 21st Century.

Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, Argues for The Fed’s Dual Role

Mark Weisbrot argues that the Federal Reserve’s role should not change. Currently, the Fed is charged with controlling monetary policy and employment. Republicans in Congress argue that the Fed’s role should change to controlling monetary policy only. We discuss both sides.

Paul Blumenthal Of The Sunlight Foundation Examines Campaign Spending

Paul Blumenthal is the senior writer at the Sunlight Foundation. The Sunlight Foundation is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization that uses the power of the Internet make government transparent and accountable. We looked at campaign spending on the mid-term elections and we’ll ask the question, “Did contributors get their money’s worth?”

Ken Corney Gives The Straight Dope on Prop 19

Ken Corney, Ventura Police Chief, talks about Proposition 19—The Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act.

It’s not a discussion about whether or not to legalize marijuana. It’s a discussion about the poorly worded proposition and the effect it may have on Ventura County

Shala Gudino, Candidate for Hueneme School Board, Speaks

Shala Gudino is the fourth of four candidates running for the Port Hueneme School Board to be interviewed on Brainstromin’ with Billy the Brain. Win or lose, all candidates exemplify the virtues of selfless service for the greater good—in this case the good of our children.

Scott Swenson, Candidate for Hueneme School Board, Speaks

Scott Swenson is the third of four candidates running for the Port Hueneme School Board to be interviewed on Brainstromin’ with Billy the Brain. Win or lose, all candidates exemplify the virtues of selfless service for the greater good—in this case the good of our children.

David Cenzano, Candidate for Hueneme School Board, Speaks

David Cenzano is the second of four candidates running for the Port Hueneme School Board to be interviewed on Brainstromin’ with Billy the Brain. Win or lose, all candidates exemplify the virtues of selfless service for the greater good—in this case the good of our children.

Darlene Bruno, Candidate for Hueneme School Board, Speaks

Darlene Bruno is the first of four candidates running for the Port Hueneme School Board to be interviewed on Brainstromin’ with Billy the Brain. Win or lose, all candidates exemplify the virtues of selfless service for the greater good—in this case the good of our children.

Mike Farrell Discusses The Need For Positive Political Discourse in America

Mike Farrell talks about his acting career and the need for reform in our political discourse.

Kate Zernike Takes Us Inside Tea Party America

Kate Zernike examines the Tea Party movement in America. Some surveys show as many as 25% of Americans support the Tea Party. This is a political force to be reckoned with. We’ll look inside the Tea Party to see who composes the group and how these disparate people banded together.

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Bill Frank’s Guests

Here is the lineup of guests for Guests For October 5, 2013

Guests For October 5, 2013

My guests this week are Bob McCord, founding member of VREG, talking about Ventura's budget woes; healthcare expert Sally Pipes exposing the flaws of Obamacare as the Insurance Exchanges open for business; and Stuart Crain, CEO of TVTalk discussing how his app will revolutionize television viewing. Read More

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